The CVS-Aetna Merger Hinges on One Question: What Do Consumers Get Out of It?

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | November 7, 2017 The proposed merger of CVS and Aetna will test what it…

Acquiring Value: Strategies for M&A — HBR Webinar

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Webinar presented by HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Alliances, partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures are no longer exceptions…

Who Killed The GE Model?

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | This blog has gotten a lot of attention. The Wall Street Journal…

How Mergers and Partnerships Change The Way You Compete

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | M&A and partnership deals are at an all-time high. But what about…

What the Big Mergers of 2017 Tell Us About 2018

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | The great business remix of the last three years shows no sign of…

What Does Whole Foods Get from Amazon? Alexa, for Starters

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | All the talk about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods has been about…

Why Your Partnership Contract Is Too Important to Be Left to the Lawyers

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Behind every partnership lurks an “incomplete contract” — a concept for which…

Mergers vs Regulators — Lessons from Halliburton, Pfizer, and Staples

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Regulatory authorities in the United States have been active in questioning mergers…

Three Types of Acquisitions — Lessons from Microsoft and LinkedIn

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn is big and bold — and likely to…

How Divestments Create Value — The Case of Yahoo!

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Just as the M&A party appears to be winding down, the divestment…